Hijacked The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform
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"You think the battle for real health care reform is over? John Geyman says 'Not on your life!' And, by the way, your life is what's at stake. This former Republican country doctor and long-time respected scholar, editor, and advocate for reform that puts the patient, not the industry, first, has issued an informed, convincing, and passionate account of why the battle has just begun, and how we, the people, can win." --Bill Moyers
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"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is being spun as the answer to our problems of health care access, costs and quality. But the dirty little secret is that the reform effort has been stolen by the very corporate interests that have perpetuated and profited from these problems for years. The result is a bailout of a failing insurance industry and a bonanza for Wall Street. Most Americans and Main Street lose once again. The need for real health care reform remains urgent," said Dr. John Geyman, author of Hijacked: The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform.
Is health care "reform" 2010 better than nothing? Dr. Geyman warns of soaring costs, no price controls, and more Americans going without necessary health care. This is our future in the aftermath of Health Care "Reform" 2010, guided by a failing industry bailed out by new government subsidies. This well-documented book charts a path to that end. Hijacked: The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand how our health care system got this way and what we can do about it.
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"A trenchant and highly readable account of how the special interests sabotaged health reform, leading to a law that won't provide universal care nor control escalating costs. Geyman shows us the way to real reform when the current law implodes. An eye-opening book." --Marcia Angell, M.D., Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, former editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine
"By reading John Geyman's very timely Hijacked, those who are uncomfortable with the reform process that took place will be able to understand more precisely what went wrong. He explains why our concerns are fully warranted, but, instead of abandoning hope, he provides us with a road map for reform that will ensure that all of us will have the health care that we need." --Don McCanne, M.D., family physician, Senior Health Policy Fellow, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
"In what may be Dr. Geyman's best book to date, Hijacked lays bare the corporate influences that led Congress to its politically compromised version of health care "reform," the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). Hijacked shows how this controversial legislation does more for corporate shareholders than it does for patients. But it goes beyond the problems to describe comprehensive approaches to true health care reform." --Lee Burnett, D.O., Executive Director, The Student Doctor Network
Author bio "Geyman's literary voice arises from his unusual professional and political trajectories: from country doctor to academic department chair and prominent journal editor, and from longtime Republican to president of Physicians for a National Health Program...a passionate advocate and scholar." --The New England Journal of Medicine
John Geyman is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He has spent 25 years in academic family medicine. He is Past President of Physicians for National Health Program, PNHP, and author of The Cancer Generation: Baby Boomers Facing a Perfect Storm, The Corrosion of Medicine: Can the Profession Reclaim its Moral Legacy?, Falling Through the Safety Net: Americans Without Health Insurance and Shredding the Social Contract: The Privatization of Medicare